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With two minutes to go, the outlook looked grim for the Harvard women’s rugby team in its home finale. Despite a late-game deficit, the squad came from behind to steal the win from its Princeton opponent by a 17-10 score.
Coming in with a young squad full of talent, the Crimson looked to steal a win in Providence after getting trounced by Brown, 27-5, in the semifinals of last year’s Ivy League Championship. But Harvard came up short a second time, falling to the hosts by a score of 44-17.
Breaking a record is no easy feat. Playing a pivotal role in setting a single-game team point record at your first home game, in your first season, against your archrivals, is monumental.
Shown above in action at the Crimson 7s Tournament on March 28, the Harvard women’s rugby squad broke the Crimson record for points scored in a game on Saturday against Yale.
Harvard left Cumnock Field on Saturday with a dominant 109-5 win in its Ivy opener and a program single-game team point record in tow.
In its second weekend of action and its first official contest of the regular season, the Harvard women’s rugby team came out on top against perennial national championship contender and two-time semifinalist West Chester. Playing on the Golden Rams’ home turf, the Crimson scored four tries en route to a 23-17 victory.
After a spring season that saw the Crimson compete in multiple 7's matches, including the Crimson 7's pictured here, Harvard opened the season with a split in Maine.
In its first weekend of action, the Harvard women’s rugby team came out strong against a University of Prince Edward Island team it had never faced and against perennial DII national championship contender Bowdoin.
At Bowdoin, the women's rugby team will get its first taste of competition in 2015. The team will look to young talent and freshman recruits to fill in the gaps left by last year's graduating seniors.
Coming off a difficult season during the 2014-2015 campaign, the Harvard women’s rugby team is looking to start off the season strong as it faces University of Prince Edward Island and Bowdoin at Bowdoin on Saturday.
While the Crimson earned a spot in the final-four playoff, Harvard ended the weekend with a pair of losses to finish fourth.
Although the Crimson reached the semifinals of the Ivy 7's Championship this weekend, two defeats at the end of the day consigned Harvard to a fourth-place finish.
The Harvard rugby team looks to earn the Ivy League title this weekend in sevens play against stiff competition.
Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale will compete for the title in a round-robin style tournament. Having won the fall season of rugby 15s and performing well so far in sevens play, the Brown Bears enter the competition as the team to beat.
On a blustery day in Hamden, Conn., gusts of offense from the Quinnipiac women’s rugby team proved decisive as the Bobcats claimed a trio of rugby sevens matches over Harvard. The event, which honored Austin Hill, a teenager with cystic fibrosis, represented the Crimson’s final chance at fine-tuning before the Ivy League sevens championships two weeks from now.